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Gear Talk / Re: Lightweight stoves
« on: December 31, 2017, 01:55:58 pm »
I use a Simon stove which is an alcohol burner when camping etc. When I planned my 6 week kayak trip on the Ohio and Tennessee rivers and was trying to figure out how much fuel for the stove was needed I cooked with the stove at home several times. By doing this I learned how much fuel was needed each time I used the stove then did the math to figure out how much to carry and when to resupply.

With canisters you won't be able to measure the volume needed but you should be able to work out how many meals you can prepare per canister. Keep your meal cooking pretty consistent each time and you should come up with a reasonably accurate estimate. I would also recommend carrying one additional canister that you hopefully will not need to use.

General Discussion / Re: ACA Tour catalog question
« on: October 26, 2017, 08:38:20 am »
Greetings. The minimum number of riders that are required for a tour to go varies based on the tour type and the specific expenses for a tour. A general guideline would be 5 for a self contained tour, 7 for a van tour or Inn to Inn, and 22 for a fully supported tour. However, the Blue Ridge is a special one and need only 15. We are currently at 19 with only 6 spots remaining. This tour will GO and will sell out in the next few weeks. Sign up soon.
Thank you for this info!

General Discussion / Re: ACA Tour catalog question
« on: October 24, 2017, 03:28:28 pm »
A follow on question. What is the minimum number of riders required for a trip to occur? For example; on pg 54 of the catalog there is this, Blue Ridge Bliss-North Carolina 6/2-6/8 $1399 7 days Location: VA 25 riders Page 22.

If only 8 people(for example) sign up is the ride a go or no-go?

General Discussion / Re: ACA Tour catalog question
« on: October 19, 2017, 03:18:58 pm »
It seems to me that the OP is perhaps asking what "13 Riders" means. Is "13" the min, max or average?

Ah, good catch, John. I think you may be correct.

If that is correct, I have the answer! That number is the maximum number of riders for that tour.

That is the question I was asking. Thank you both for your replies. Sorry I was so late responding. I was away from a computer for a few weeks.

General Discussion / Re: ACA Tour catalog question
« on: October 03, 2017, 10:44:18 am »
It was at the back of the catalog where there is a text only listing of the rides. I don't have the catalog with me at this time.
Basically it gives the ride name, the dates of the ride, the number I mentioned and a little other information.

General Discussion / ACA Tour catalog question
« on: October 01, 2017, 02:09:05 pm »
I just received a Grab Your Bike & GO catalog and in the index listing of tours there is a number that ranges from 10-80. Is this number a minimum for the trip to be a go, or is it a maximum number allowed, or an average number of riders participating?

General Discussion / Re: Appropriate Tires for GAP/C&O
« on: September 28, 2017, 06:08:40 pm »
My bike has 32mm tires and I was told they would be just fine for the GAP. I have not yet ridden the GAP though.

General Discussion / Re: TA Maps
« on: September 16, 2017, 09:48:00 pm »
Figaro check your PM

General Discussion / Re: TA Maps
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:53:00 pm »
Figaro, sorry for the late reply. I would like to ride with you. Its late now so morning maybe out of the question but maybe I could join you for your afternoon ride. I just need a time when you would be at the northside Y.

General Discussion / Re: TA Maps
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:47:10 am »
Figaro I live near Lexington and frequently ride the Legacy Trail. I have the two maps that contain the Kentucky section. I purchased them last year. I would be glad to meet up with you and let you look over the maps. I'm hoping to ride the TA someday; maybe doing it in sections.

General Discussion / Re: What is proper etiquette?
« on: September 05, 2017, 03:19:13 pm »
I agree with the others. People who are not wearing helmets have made their choice just like people who are wearing helmets. If I am asked about why I wear a helmet I respond by indicating the presence of my helmet mounted rearview mirror and saying that I like to be able to see who or what is coming behind me. I never go in to the head injury issue because most people don't feel like that will ever happen to them.

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